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Jim of the SRR
03-22-2007, 02:17 PM
Registration for the Encampment at Pittsburg Landing living history closes on March 30th. All registrations must be postmarked by that day.

Why should you attend this living history:

- Help celebrate the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh by supporting the NPS on April 13-15th, 2007 at the Shiloh National Military Park.

- Living History will be conducted by use of 1st person vignettes/drills and
3rd person interpreters. Thus visitors will feel like they have stepped into an actual camp of McClernand's division on an early April day in 1862.
Clear living history guidelines are posted at: http://www.geocities.com/scar_civilw...uidelines.html

- How often do you get to live in a Sibley tent?! We will have 12 Sibleys as part of our Encampment.

- Take part in a properly conducted PayCall. Then use your pay at the period sutler (Ezra Barnhouse Goods) to purchase period items.

- Drill in correct sized companies (50-55 men is correct for the 8th Illinois at Shiloh).

- Four meals will be provided by the period Commissary.

- Have your wetplate image struck by Tim Parson & Wendall Decker.

- Regimental surgeon demonstration area.

- After a long day of acting, drilling and interpreting for the public, enjoy period entertainment Sat evening by The Caudells.

- Honor the men of McClernand's division. It seems the Hornet's Nest gets much of the attention at Shiloh, but McClernand's division was just as heavily engaged (some regiments suffering over 27% casualties).

Event and Registration information can be found at:

http://www.geocities.com/scar_civilwar/Shiloh2007LH

You won't want to miss this event!

Regards,
Jim Butler
SRR www.geocities.com/saltriverrifles
SCAR www.geocities.com/scar_civilwar

"these tents were shelter for up to 12 men; but in fixed camp use, as many as 20 men were made to share one tent. In cold or rainy weather, when every opening is closed, they are most unwholesome tenements, and to enter one of them of a rainy morning from the outer air, and encounter the night’s accumulation of nauseating exhalations from the bodies of twelve men (differing widely in their habits of personal cleanliness) was an experience which no old soldier has ever been known to recall with any great enthusiasm. Of course the air was of the vilest sort, and it is surprising to see how men endured it as they did."
from Billings, Hardtack and Coffee